Sunday, July 4, 2010
Well Monday nights are fun with the "ongoing group". Sometimes we quilt, sometimes we stitch, sometimes we just drink tea. But the companionship is wonderful and the ideas flow like a waterfall........I usually bring some new project or other.....the UFO's lie in wait.......
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Yikes I am away behind on my entries! One Sunday many moons ago 4 new quilting buddies got together to chat, snack, and yes, even do some sewing. Welcome Elizabeth to our little group! Your crazy quilt drove us crazy with envy. You are a talented lady!!
Since then life has gotten in the way--report cards, committees, coaching, and the never ending battle with "stuff" around the house.THIS TOWNHOUSE DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH CUPBOARDS!!!
The only remedy is to downsize the stuff.I downsized the house 3 years ago and now will say goodbye to bins and boxes of unused items (my 2 children are not sentimental AT ALL. They parted with lots and lots of childhood items (toys, books,endless arrays of things. I did pretty well too.)Next step:BIG yard sale in 2 weeks. But for now--a BEAUTIFUL fairy baby quilt to finish for my co-worker. It' s a surprise! SHHHHHH!
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Well it's the February long weekend in our non-winter of 09/10.Still winter is winter--less daylight,boots,and too much soup.Though it has been nice to have so little snow to shovel, I miss the white landscape. It is beautiful and helps brighten up the dreariness of many days here. Oh well..................I was able to feed my addiction today............one of our lqs had a 20% sale to mark Valentine's Day :o).Sooooooooooooo I spent my allowance (ha) on new fabric to complete a pink and lime green twin quilt and a brown and cream polka dot fabric to complete a very modern print throw for a gift in the fall.Maybe I will finish it by then.............grin.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Yay, our first meetup finally happened!!Thanks to Barb for hosting and Mary for attending! Quilting is definitely more fun with friends! I hope we will quilt together soon.I always told my daughter "you can never have too many friends". Sort of like you can never have too many quilts!
Yours in piece.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Well the quilting weekend is over.Sigh.So many quilts, so little time.Though I am a novice I seemed to learn a lot by wandering around (when I should have been sewing) looking at everyone else's work. A triangle here, a curve there,wonderful fabric everywhere. Well I am smug about one thing. A seasoned quilter was fretting over a "mistake" she had made (it looked fine to me) with her inset fussy cut pictures. I was admiring her quilt at the unsewn stage. What about if you switched those 2 blocks and rotated that one 90 degrees, said I.Ta-da!! Problem solved!! 2 heads are always better than one I told her.I smiled my way back to my workstation. I may not yet be a great quilter but my math is still pretty good!